A period of uncertainty lies ahead for Ireland’s students and universities alike. Photograph: Getty

Before the pandemic, colleges and universities were creaking due to a decade of underfunding. Now, with vital income from international students, comm(...)

Accounts for the seven universities represented by the Irish Universities Association show they earn about €70 million a year renting out rooms to students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Third-level colleges have emptied for the summer but their managements are already grappling with how they will conduct a new academic year in the sha(...)

As minister for education in the late 1960s, Donogh O’Malley opened up secondary education to all Irish people. Photograph: Eddie Kelly / The Irish Times

Every now and then, an opportunity arises for a country to fundamentally reset expectations. One example was former minister for education Donogh O’Ma(...)

Prof Philip Nolan, Chair of NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. ‘As an academic, you sometimes wonder if the eclectic set of skills you built up will be of use to anyone.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Life is long. As the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, it’s full of unexpected obstacles. And while we’ve all been thrown off-course by the virus, few h(...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

UCD has projected losses of up to €100m this year and expects a significant drop in international students numbers on campus. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Universities want extra Irish student places to be funded by the Government in the coming academic year to replace a sharp drop in the number of inter(...)

Students at Trinity College protesting earlier in the year  about proposed rent increases. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Dublin City University (DCU) has said it is reversing a plan to increase the cost of on-campus accommodation from September. This follows a similar d(...)

Trinity College Dublin’s revenues could drop by as much as €40m this year and €80m next year. Photograph: iStock

You can hardly turn on the news these days without hearing an academic expert explaining the latest developments in the global fight against Covid-19.(...)

Irish universities have become increasingly reliant on revenue from international tuition fees. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities expect international student numbers will drop by about 80 per cent in the new academic year and result in the loss of hundreds of millio(...)

Second level teachers’ unions   said they will work to serve the ‘best interests of students’. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

The country’s largest secondary teachers union says it has “a number of serious concerns” over elements of the decision to postpone the Leaving Cert u(...)

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